Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Easter Greetings--Color Throwdown #37

[Don't forget to vote for your favorite Idol contestant (hopefully me!) from 10pm EDT tonight, April 7th until 10pm EDT tomorrow night April 8th! You'll find the poll here.]

Yippee! It's Color Throwdown day!!! We're up to #37! Today's colors are Pirouette Pink, Cameo Coral, and Sage Shadow, chosen by LeAnne Pugliese, who is our hostess today.

My base card is Whisper White with layers of Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, and Pirouette Pink, on which I did a little paper piercing. The next element is Sage Shadow and Cameo Coral, both with punched borders, and a layer of DP from the Two Scoops 6 x 6 pad by Basic Grey with a Pirouette Pink wannabe double-faced satin ribbon tied 'round in a bow. The focal image is from the MFT Happy Mother's Day set and was stamped on Gina K Pure Luxury 80 lb with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It was paper pieced/colored with Copic markers (see below) and is layered on Pirouette Pink and Cameo Coral. Then it was popped up with 3M foam squares on Sage Shadow that was cut/embossed with my new Labels Three Nestabilities die which was also popped up on foam squares. The sentiment is from MFT Hoppy Easter set and was stamped in the same way, punched out with a 1" circle punch, and layered on the challenge colors that were punched with the small oval punch. The oval flat-backed pearls are from Martha Stewart--I thought they resembled eggs, LOL.

C'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD37 so we can see your beauty all in one place. And if you play, you *could* be picked as our Featured Stamper and a guest designer! Hope to see you there!

Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week:
Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Cathy Indelicato--Crafty Thoughts
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Happy Mother's Day, Hoppy Easter (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, and Pirouette Pink (SU!); Two Scoops 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities Label Three; 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); flat back oval pearls, border punch (Martha Stewart); Copic markers; 1" circle and small oval punches, paper piercer/mat (SU!); ruler with hole guide (Tim Holtz)


  1. Very pretty! I love the oval pearls, and that ribbon is gorgeous!

  2. Love this, Barbara! The paper piecing is just perfect!

  3. Beautiful! I love how you were able to keep the lilies white against the plaid of the dress! Awesome card!

    Good luck today, Idol!!!

  4. Very pretty! I love the pearls around the bg panel!

  5. your paper piecing is amazing! I love the dsp and design of this wonderful card!

  6. I'm so sorry I didn't tell you sooner how much I LOVE this card!! Love the plaid on the dress and your ribbon treatment ... awesome!!


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